I like XFCE and currently after Unity and Gnome 3 saga, I wish that there is also a XFCE spin of Mint 13, which will be based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and not Xubuntu 12.04 LTS. (you already have a XFCE meta package in repos). This version like Mint 9 gnome and like LMDX will have popular apps generally found in gnome like Libreoffice i.e. it has default apps that were of Gnome2.
XFCE is the most stable along with LXDE right now. LXDE spin already exist. Nothing more needs to be said about XFCE.
Hope there are enough XFCE lovers which would vote for this request, and lets keep fingers crossed that we manage to get Clem's attention.
If you partially agree, please give your inputs.
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UPDATED: 27th Feb 2012
We have great brain storming response from fellow members with excellent inputs. 75 posts are too long to read. So I have tried to type the essence in the first post. Do let me know if I have missed anything.
We would like to have:
1) Mint 13 LTS XFCE based on Ubuntu and not Xubuntu. (Only LTS version of other flavours like KDE and XFCE.) Why can't XFCE be used as DE for Modern desktop?
2) Prefer and happy to use More Polished LMDX (LM Debian Edition XFCE) than Ubuntu based edition and hope that Clem will announce it as reasonably safe / stable for general use.
3) Prefer LMDE based on Debian Stable with Official backports enabled. (Like Saline OS, but with Mint Freshness)
4) Prefer LMDE based on Debian Stable with Official backports enabled, *but would like to have latest software.
5) Atleast have Mint-XFCE-DE in repos without softwares. i.e. just preconfigured XFCE with just file manager and no or minimum software.
6) Mint-XFCE-meta-package in repos, having XFCE + selected softwares.
General opinion (not limited but applicable to XFCE edition):
7) Considering the size of Dev Team, having too many editions will do more harm then help.
Maintaining too many editions and releasing new version every 6 months is very difficult and tedious.
Reduce number of editions
extend the release schedule
Extending release schedule will help ease out maintenance. Have only LTS version of other editions. Maintaining one distro version at a time.
9) Have only two versions i.e. one before LTS (just when current stable edition is about to reach EOL (End Of Life) maybe after 15-18 months or have non-LTS version before 6 months of LTS version). This Non-LTS version will help phase out any bugs making LTS version very stable.
e.g. Mint 8 and Mint 9 followed by Mint 12 and Mint 13 for all editions except main flagship edition.